Sunday, March 25, 2012
Alan Zendell Releases "Temporally Misplaced"
A gifted but unloved child from a planet light years from Earth and 600 years in the future is accidentally transported to Wyoming in 1937, where he's adopted by a female scientist who has chosen to study wolves in the wilderness, far from the Depression and the prejudices women in that era faced.
Alan Zendell spent more than thirty years as a scientist, aerospace engineer, software consultant, database developer, and government analyst, writing really boring stuff like proposals, technical papers, reports, business letters, and policy memoranda. But trapped inside him all that time were stories that needed telling and ideas that needed expression, so with encouragement and cajoling from a loving baby sister he plunged into fiction.
Since then, he has written mostly science and extrapolative fiction, the genre he loved since he was nine. But his stories are about more than aliens and technical marvels. He creates strong, three-dimensional characters a reader can care about, because it's people and the way they live and love that are important. It's the things they believe in and how much they're willing to invest to preserve them that make a story worth telling. It's convincing interactions and well-researched credible plots that make a story worth reading.
And, of course, like any writer, Alan loves having an audience.